Ahh, the feeling of victory. While The Dominators shouldn't start popping bottles just yet, a self-pat on the back is definitely warranted. After landing the first pick in the draft they built a roster that is projected to finish first in Hiawatha Elite League with a record of 13-0-0 (1,541 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Doug Martin (second round), Jamaal Charles (third round), and Jonathan Stewart (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, The Dominators will benefit. They are the best group of RBs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Dominators has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the easiest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, The Dominators also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
The Dominators must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Tyler Eifert and Zach Miller will be on bye.
A Dominating Duo
RB and DEF are both projected to be really solid units for The Dominators.
Drink Plenty of Milk
With an average of 8.5 years of NFL experience, The Dominators has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.
Team of Champions
The Dominators is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Antonio Brown, Doug Martin, and Tom Brady).
The Dominators may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Philip Rivers (97th overall pick vs. ADP of 85.7).
Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep
Philip Rivers is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.3 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.
Death, Taxes, and Antonio Brown's Reliable Hands
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Brown is projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 2, Pick 24
If The Dominators had a nickel for every time Doug Martin is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 299 nickels.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
Jamaal Charles was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
Rethinking That One
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 4, Pick 48
While drafted 48th overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.9) or receiving yards (21st with 1,034).
Tom's Trophy Delivery Service
- Tom Brady, QB
- Round 6, Pick 72
Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more championship rosters than the 38-year-old Brady last season.
While The Dominators is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their weakest unit and should be upgraded first.
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 145, ADP 138
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 156, ADP 135
- Clive Walford
- Rank 162, ADP 129
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 194, ADP 127
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Position Rank vs League Average
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Bye Week Points Lost
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Schedule by Opponent Points
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."